Liposuction is for humans a quite normal cosmetic surgery to remove unwanted fat. Is it also for Dogs?
For them, normally it serves a different purpose. Mostly older Dogs undergo liposuction, to have removed fatty masses called lipomas.
What is the cost of liposuction?
In a veterinary hospital this non-invasive surgery, costs between $800 and $1,200 for a patient.
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The Liposuction is a easy procedure, it needs just a single incision. The recovery time is about 2 days. This is a big avance to the old system, which involves a larger incision and is painful.
Why veterinarians recommend the removal of lipomas? (Video)
Vets often recommend the removal of lipomas because this limits a dogs mobility and it causes the dog to bite or scratch them.
And because Liposuction requires less anesthesia than the older procedure, it is safer for older Dogs.
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